The Ultimate JavaScript Tutorial in Web Design

In this free ultimate JavaScript tutorial, you'll find the full resources in web development, web design and web programming/coding. From the list of useful resources in this JavaScript tutorial, you may create a complete website with the popular JavaScript frameworks such jQuery, MooTools, YUI. I can name some resources: Login Button/Form, Search Box, Page Header, Page Adverts and Banners, Page Elements, Sidebars, Floating Elements, Call-To-Action Buttons, Sharing Elements, Page Footer, Fixed-Position Website Toolbars.

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In today's post, we're going to take a look at how you can effectively use JavaScript in Web Design. JavaScript has allowed web designers to easily enrich their visual designs with new features and elements that can make using a website a much more interactive, intuitive and enjoyable experience. In recent years, the introduction of JavaScript frameworks such as jQuery, MooTools, Scriptalicious and ExtJS has simplified this process considerably, allowing designers to be innovative with their user interfaces. To begin today's post, let's take a look at a generic wireframe to your typical website.

 

Below you can see a wireframe that consists of a header, a login area, central page elements, a search box, a sidebar, banner adverts, a footer, floating elements and a website toolbar. This could easily be a blog-site, a business's official website or any number of different projects.

 

As designers, most of our pages share a few key elements and I believe that the elements in this diagram represent the majority of those we might encounter on a daily basis.

 

 

So, let's imagine for a moment that we've just created a basic layout for a site using the above as a guideline. We know that we can style any of the elements in this layout using either CSS or some PSD graphics, but what if we want to add more interactivity to our elements so that they allow our users to *do* more with the site?.  This is where JavaScript can come in useful.

 

JavaScript offers a whole wealth of benefits to web designers and web developers. Let's go through some of them. If I have a standard search box on my site, that allows my users to search through the content that's available and if they're lucky enough, they'll find what they're looking for. If however, I have a JavaScript powered Search-Box that offers them auto-complete features, they'll be able to quickly and easily refine their search queries to get the content they want, without needing to reload the search page lots of times.

 

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We've just introduced a time-saving feature and that's going to make life easier for our users. These are the kinds of functional benefits introducing JavaScript powered elements into your design can offer to the people who are going to be using your pages the most.

 

JavaScript can also offer a lot of benefits to you as a web designer. Let's say that your site depends on ad-revenue a lot and that to maximize this, you might need to be conservative with your use of space. This can have major impacts on your design if you're just using a CSS/XHTML layout, but not if you're using JavaScript to help solve the problem. As an example, if I wanted to include a login-form at the top of my page, but couldn't because we need that space for adverts, I could easily introduce a JavaScript powered button in it's place that could slide-down the login area whenever someone needed it. The result? I, the designer, get to include my login area at the top of the page afterall but the site's advertising needs don't have to be scarified.

 

It can be safely said that JavaScript has had a huge impact on the web design landscape. Looking at just one JavaScript framework alone, jQuery itself now powers almost 20% of websites online. With this in mind I would certainly recommend continuous learning about your framework of choice so that you get ideas for what's possible with your interfaces. Just remember to cover the basic JavaScript fundamentals before hopping onto the framework bandwagon!.

 

Okay, so let's get to the really useful content in this post. I wanted to show you guys how you can use JavaScript (in this case jQuery) to enhance all aspects of conventional Web Design, from things you can use JavaScript for to make your Header more interactive, to tutorials you can use to create innovative new menus or search features that your users and clients will be impressed with. We're going to start from the top of the page (with Login Forms) and end it with website toolbars.

 

I hope you find the post useful!

 

 

 

Login Button/Form

 

 

Twitter-like Sign-in Box for Your Header

 

 

Horizontal User Login Block Using jQuery & CSS

 

 

An easy-to-create Login Panel with jQuery and CSS

 

 

An Ajax & jQuery Simple Login Example

 

 

A Sliding jQuery Login Panel for Wordpress & Buddypress

 

 

How to create a slick jQuery Login Form for Wordpress

 

 

Wordpress Front-page login with jQuery Sliding Panel

 

 

jQuery OpenID Login Form

 

Search Box 

 

How To Create A Twitter-like Search With jQuery and Ajax

 

 

How To Create An Apple-Style Search Suggestion Form

 

 

 

How to Improve your search boxes with jQuery

 

 

How to Easily add AutoComplete features to your searchbox

 

 

 

How To Create a Facebook-Like Search UI using jQuery 

 

 

jQuery AutoComplete Tutorial (jQuery + JSON + PHP) 

 

 

jQuery AutoComplete Tutorial (jQuery + XML) 

 

 

jQuery AutoComplete Tutorial (jQuery + JSON + GRAILS)

 

 

jQuery AutoComplete Tutorial (jQuery + JAVA + JSP )

 

 

Mike More's Realtime Search Stream

 

 

 

Page Header

 

jQuery Caption Slider for your Header

 

 

A Persistant jQuery Header

 

 

A Sprite-Based jQuery Animated Header

 

 

An Impressive Animated Landscape with jQuery

 

 

How to build an animated Header in jQuery

 

 

Parallax based Header in jQuery

 

 

Slide-in Panel with jQuery

 

 

 

 

Page Adverts & Banners

 

jQuery Rotating Banner 1

 

 

jQuery Rotating Banner 2

 

 

jQuery Pop-out Ad

 

 

jQuery Page Peel

 

 

jQuery Corner-Ads

 

 

 

jQuery Vibrate

 

 

jQuery Text-Link Ad Rotation

 

 

Creating a Rotating Billboard System with jQuery & CSS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Navigation

How To Build A LavaLamp Style jQuery Menu

 

 

36 Eye Catching jQuery Navigation Menu

 

 

10 Incredible jQuery Navigation Menus

 

 

24 CSS/jQuery Navigation Menus

 

 

 

45 jQuery Navigation Plugins And Tutorials

 

 

jQuery Navigation For Web Design

 

 

30 jQuery Drop-Down Menus For Navigation

 

 

 

How to Build and Enhance a 3-Level Navigation Menu

 

 

A Different Top Navigation

 

 

 

 

Page Elements

 

 

jQuery Masonry

 

 
jQuery Colomnizer Plugin

 

 

jQuery UI Layout Plugin 

 

jQuery Columns Plugin

 

YouTube-Like jQuery Adaptable Views

 

jQuery Layout Background Plugins

 

jPolite jQuery Layout Plugin

 

Layout Background Plugin

 

Style Author Comments Differently with jQuery 

 

jQuery Sequential List

 

jQuery Feed Menu

 

Read More Button Options (1)

 

Read More Button Options (2)

 

 

 

Sidebars 

 

jQuery Sidebar Sliding Tab Menu Tutorial

 

 

jQuery Dynamic Collapsible Sidebar 

 

 

 

Creating A Sliding Sidebar That Follows The User

 

 

8 Amazing jQuery Accordians 

 

Sliding SideBar Menu in JQuery 

 

 

How To Create A 'Mootools Homepage' Inspired Navigation Effect Using jQuery

 

  

 

Apple Flashy jQuery Sidebar

 

 

 

 

Floating Elements 

 

jQuery Floating Slide-In Menu with Anchor Link

 

 

jQuery Floating Comment-Form

 

 

Create a Floating Menu with jQuery

 

 

Create Floating Navigation using jQuery

 

 

jQuery Floating Message Plugin

 

 

jQuery Top-Floating Message Box

 

 

jQuery Sticky Floating Notes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Call-To-Action Buttons

 

Create an Animated Call To Action Button with jQuery

jQuery Animated Buttons with CSS 

jQuery Fancy Radio Buttons

jQuery GlowButtons

jQuery UI Buttons tutorial

 

 

 

Sharing Elements 

 

 

Create a Mashable-Style Drag To Share With jQuery

 

 

Social Sharing Icons With A Cool jQuery ToolTip

 

 

Create a Fancy Share Box with CSS And jQuery

 

 

How to Create a Social Menu with jQuery

 

 

A jQuery Version of ShareIt

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

Page Footer 

 

 

 

How to create a Pinned Footer for your site

 

 

 

How to create a dynamic animated footer ad for your site

 

 

 

Cross-browser Sticky Footer with Fluid Height

 

 

How to create a Sticky-Footer

 

How to automatically use jQuery to size your footer Height

 

 

 

Fixed-Position Website Toolbars

 

 

 

How To Create a Website Toolbar And Add Widgets to it

 

 

Facebook Style Footer-Toolbar from Soh Tanaka

 

 

JixedBar - A Fixed-Position Toolbar plugin for jQuery

 

Floating Footer Toolbar

 

CSS3 Fixed-Position Toolbar for your site with Social Networking Icons

 

 

 

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